Two Die in Serious San Jose Car Accidents Saturday Evening

A 33-year-old woman whose car collided with a tree and a person who drove into oncoming traffic on San Tomas Expressway both died Saturday.

By Breena Kerr
|  Sunday, Nov 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:22 PM PDT
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Two Die in San Jose Car Accidents on Saturday

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Two people died in serious car accidents in San Jose Saturday evening.

Around 5:45 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was killed when her car collided with a tree on Leigh Avenue near the intersection with Potrero Drive, according to Officer Albert Morales.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morales said police are still investigating the incident and whether drugs or alcohol had been involved.

Then around 8 p.m., San Jose police and California Highway Patrol responded to a head-on collision on San Tomas Expressway near Williams Road.

A 1990 Honda and a silver Toyota collided head-on in the fast lane of southbound San Tomas Expressway when the driver of the Honda crossed over the divide and drove north, against oncoming traffic, according to the CHP

When CHP arrived on scene, at least one of the drivers was trapped in their vehicle, according to Catherine Large, a CHP dispatch supervisor.

Large said that after the accident, officers said, "both vehicles were completely demolished."

The driver of the Honda, who was 59 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, Large said.

The CHP said the identity of the deceased is being withheld until their next of kin is notified. 

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